Some Luzon dams release water; La Mesa Dam nearing spilling level




07:51 PM August 18th, 2013

By: Frances Mangosing, August 18th, 2013 07:51 PM


MANILA, Philippines- Some major reservoirs in Luzon continued to release water Sunday afternoon due to rains spawned by the southwest monsoon enhanced by tropical storm “Maring” (international name Trami).

At 5p.m., Magat Dam in Cagayan opened one gate at two meters as its water levels reached 191.45meters, nearing its spilling level of 193.00 meters, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said.

Ipo Dam in Bulacan opened two gates at .80meters, as its water levels reached 100.74 meters, which was above its spilling level of 100.20 meters.

In its morning update, Pagasa said Binga and Ambuklao dams also opened their gates.

La Mesa Dam in Quezon City, which has a spilling level of 80.15 meters, was already at 79.25 meters.

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